Eye Issues…Peering Through The Looking Glass

With Acoustic Neuromas, several cranial nerves may be affected. Other than the Hearing/Balance nerve, the facial nerve can be affected too. The facial nerve runs very close to the Hearing / Balance nerve and even if the tumor isn’t touching the nerve it may get disturbed during treatment. The Facial Nerve Does A lot What we don’t realize is that the facial nerve is responsible for a lot! One of the Facebook groups I belong Read More …

Balance and Acoustic Neuromas…Walking the Tightrope

Balance Issues Can Show Itself in Many Ways Depending on factors like size and location of your Acoustic Neuroma, coupled with your age and general health, your balance will be affected somewhat.  I have been affected slightly (and my AN was 4.3cm at its largest diameter). That is not the case for all. I have seen some survivor’s dead lift several hundred pounds and I have heard stories of others needing a cane or walker Read More …

Listener Fatigue. Yes, It’s “a Thing”.

Listener Fatigue affects many people especially if you have suffered through an illness. I have Single Sided Deafness (SSD) caused by an Acoustic Neuroma… Whatever condition caused your deafness, people may not see a reason for it on the surface. You may look fine but believe it or not, it takes a lot of energy to listen all day. Now try doing it out of one ear. Things that binaural people take for granted, like Read More …

My eBook is Out!!

I feel blessed to share my experiences with my Acoustic Neuroma. I documented my journey over the last 10 years and put it together as one resource to help others navigate the sometimes scary experience with this tumor. If you are starting your journey, know someone who is or you just want to read about someone else’s journey, this eBook is for you… Please venture over to http://www.ihaveanacousticneuroma.com to check the book out or buy Read More …

Just Stop….Breathe!

I received some bad news today. I was interviewed for a new job the other day and I thought it went really well. The company even told me that I was an ideal candidate for the position. So when I looked in my email inbox this morning and found a boiler plate message stating that they passed on me I was floored 🙁 I didn’t understand. It was for a cloud-based company. A part of Read More …

Repetition, Is It Good For Learning?

The expression goes …. “you need that like a hole in the head” referring to not needing what your asking for. For me, it is the complete opposite! If I really do need something….. As you see from the pictures above, I had two surgeries to remove a brain tumour, more specifically an Acoustic Neuroma. In this case, I learned a lot after the first surgery. Unfortunately, I was unable to get the whole tumour Read More …

What a Bad Network Cable and Being Ghosted Taught me

It had been awhile but I had made a network cable many times before. However, in previous positions I had needed to do this less and less so I never thought it would be a skill I would be tested on. I also thought it weird for it to be part of a second interview. My first interview went well and the recruiter was keeping in contact with me about the opportunity in question. I Read More …

Meditating…How it has Helped

On the advice of my wife and doctor, I have begun meditating. I started noticing a few things about me that lead to this. Firstly, there was the physical. My blood pressure was starting to rise. I was always considered “high normal”. I consider myself somewhat of a healthy eater. I do eat a lot of what is considered heart smart food. However, sometimes you are fighting against genetics. High BP does run in my Read More …

Blogging About Blogging

My wife Jennifer and I have come to a conclusion. We should be more than just partners in marriage (LOL). We have been reading some great articles about personal finance. Actually we were reading different articles but they both pretty much were saying the same thing. They both mentioned that having a side hustle is a good way to have more financial success maybe even financial freedom…. Getting Started We always thought about it so Read More …

What I am Most Grateful for…

It is during Christmastime you look back at your year and feel gratitude for the last 12 months. You might think more about it on New Year’s Eve but you probably start thinking about it now. I have been out of work for almost nine months and I can tell you what I feel the most gratitude for…..my wife. In the last nine months I have got to see what she does on a day Read More …